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How To Stay Engaged – 3 Tips To Keep You In Your Game

Do you just feel like throwing in the towel at times? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Why am I hanging around these negative nellies?” Do you ever wonder why it’s so important to keep your mindset on positive and lovely things? Then let’s watch this video and have a conversation about it.

My middle nephew came to visit me and to help him with his career plans. During his visit, I got really present to a few things, that I just had to share. One of the biggest things that jumped right out at me was “negative self-talk.” It’s so darn destructive and yet mostly all of us are unaware that we do it in the first place. We do it everytime we dismiss our little wins. We do it when we make excuses for us not doing x,y, or z. We do it to make our friends look and feel better. I can do a whole video series on this. Yet, I only want to focus on 3 quick things you and I can do to keep ourselves engaged and on our game court.

Now on to the video!

 

 

I will confess, I was so worried about putting this video out there and sharing. It wasn’t perfect and blah blah blah. I just finished reading Grant Cardone’s book – Be Obsessed or Be Average.   Now, I am taking action; and that action is doing this. I am going to stick with internet marketing, self-branding till I get it right.  When we stay engaged and on the court, we can get things done and create wins for ourselves. You can win – just stay in the game and on the court.

Please like, comment, share, and subscribe to my YouTube Channel.  Together we can win!!!!

Thank you.

 

Earl

How To Bounce Back In 2 Quick Steps

 

Do you feel like you are stuck with your business, internet marketing, etc? Do you feel like you’ve been knocked down or knocked back a few feet? We all do at some point on our individual journey on this road called life.

In this video, I share my recent and personal experience with my quest to learn internet marketing. I share what 2 little things I did to get back up on the horse and continue on my journey. These 2 little things are the reasons why I’ve shot this video and now sharing with you.

Watch this video and let these 2 Quick Steps motivate and inspire you to continue your quest towards the goal(s) you seek.

Here’s to your success

Earl

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How Success Is Linked To Actions – 3 Quotes To Inspire You To Actions

We all have a dream of making it big, telling our love ones that they don’t have to worry about money, or telling the folks at the plant you ain’t coming back. We all dream of that day. Some of us take actions/steps to reach that goal, while some of us sit around and say some day. So for those of us who take those steps/actions, we open up a business or we join a network marketing opportunity. We get off to a great start, then we lose steam. This thing called life starts to eat at us. The wife starts demanding more time. The kids need new shoes, and of course the husband is acting a damn fool. Yet, that dream of success is calls and beckons you come forth. So at this point you just need something to help you get over that “hump.” You want to be reminded that success is a lot hard of work. It will keep you up at night, and you will need the physical strength of 10 bears to make this happen. So here are some quotes that I found to give your body/mind some needed recharge. Keep these posted somewhere, to remind yourself – success is just an action step ahead.

“Success Is Created By Learning and Doing Success.” Earl L. Jones
I really came to this conclusion while learning how to scuba dive a few weekends ago in Monterrey, CA. The only way to achieve anything, or any level of success in anything – at the job, at home, driving a car, etc. You must learn how to do it and then do what you’ve learned. Just think for second. Did you come out of your mom’s womb knowing how to drive a car? Did you know how to read? Did you know how to talk and form something of a complete sentence? You did not. Let’s take it one step further, how much training did you complete on your job/business/etc? So if you want to change your definition of success, achieve a new level of success, or just be a higher degree of success, then you must learn and do what you’ve learned to achieve the success you want. Go learn how to be the success you want, do what you are told, and watch what happens.

12552271_1014212235287001_369747923_n“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” Richard Branson

Read this quote again. Do you notice a pattern here? Parents, did you read to your kids from the “rule book” on parenting about walking? No, you did not. You taught your little one how to walk…and you let them fall. At some point they got it down, but not without trying and falling. Exactly, that’s how we are with success. We must learn the success steps, fall down, then get up again. Walking requires action…success requires action. Hell even as adults we trip while walking, but that doesn’t stop us from getting up, laughing about it, and posting it on social media.

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and TO ACT.”  Andre Malraux 

We all have goals and dreams. Your goal could be to learn internet marketing, start a business, grow your business, or just to get through the day. The only way any of that is going to happen is with action. My experience has been that I get to caught up in the  “I don’t know what to do.” Or I got caught up in the “I’m scared they will laugh at me.” It happens to all of us. And we must just realize something. If we can get in our cars, on our motorcycles, on our bikes, jog in a not so well lighted park, or work at our jobs, then going for goals is just as easy if not easier. The biggest thing that stops us, is that we are so familiar with our “normal.”  That’s where learning, actions, learning, actions, etc comes in. That creates our new normal, and now the achievement of a particular goal is achieved.

Success is learned actions repeated over and over. Walking is learned repeated over and over. Talking is learned. Reading is learned. Even driving your car to and from work is learned. If you want to succeed in any business, sales position, career, publishing, even just how to work out better, you’ve got to learn and then take the actions required. That’s the only way you are going to know if you what you learned works our not. So whatever dream you have, there’s a course on how to do it and win. Go get take that course, learn it, and then do it.

If you want to learn how to blog, online marketing, how to recruit people into your home based business, or just drive traffic to your website, then click the box below and get some tips and tools.

Don’t forget to connect with me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram  and if you got value out of this…then share it with others. We are all trying to get our “hustle” on. 

Earl

Internet Marketing 2.0 – Tools That Can Have You Marketing On The Internet Like A Ninja

Did you know there over 2 billion people on this planet that have social media accounts? Of that 2 billion, about 1.5+ billion are actively used. Did you know about 45% of world’s population, that’s about 3 billion people actively use the Internet? Just about 3.6 billion people use their smartphone and tablets to access the web. That’s according to brief report posted on WearSocial

Now with those type of numbers, is it any wonder why successful organizations/home businesses/multi-level marketers/internet marketers focus on social media interaction and syndication? If you had the right tools, training, and support how much of that could you get for yourself and your business?

  1. Kalatu Premium

    kalatu imageNow before I describe this hack in details. Let’s just put this out here. If you have not read my previous blog posts about blogging/social media – go read them. This piece is the next step…that I discovered by talking with other successful internet marketers. (As I learn, so will I share. I want us all to win.)

    I know I told you to blog…and so now I am going to give you an actual tool. Kalatu Premium is a blogging platform that is being used by over 100’k online marketers. It’s what I am currently using…and I am using because of the rich content and online training it provides. This product not only makes it simple to create a blog post, it actually has learning modules on blogging/internet marketing/ etc. So you blog and learn at the same time. I tried it on a trail membership, posted a couple of blogs and was like… “this is so much easier than I thought.” I love the fact you can monetize your blog with affiliate marketing links ;-). It comes loaded with premium blog themes, widgets, plugins & applications. You have 10 blogs on 1 account  – a blog for everything on your mind. Check it out if you are still looking for a blog platform, or if you feel stuck with a free one/something that requires a lot of time to just make simple post. This could be a good fit for you and your internet marketing objectives. So far, it’s working for me and several 100k+ marketers.

     

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    I can’t stress this enough. You must have an email auto responder. How else do you plane to stay in touch with your audience? I am currently using GetReponse – because it works will with the Kalatu Premium Blogging Platform. It’s simple to use. It also has a learning tools to help you with OJT (On the job training). If you have a blog/website and you don’t have this tool, then you are just playing. Real simple and easy to use…and very cost effective. (Yes, if you think you can build a brand online, without investing in tools and technology, then you might want to stick with watching reruns of your favorite tv shows.) You can create all sorts of email campaigns for your business. Let your clients know about every post, if you are going to watch a football game, any new products, or tips and tricks you have to cleaning up after our pets/kids/love ones/or those in-laws. People want to feel a connection with you and your organization…this a faster/quicker way of doing it!

     

Syndicate to Social Media 

OnlywireNow this hack I just discovered and I wanted to get it out to you as quickly possible. This tool OnlyWire will allow you to post your blog/website to over 30 social media sites in minutes! There are so many social media sites it’s hard to keep up. Yet this company does it for me. I’ve posted a few of my previous blog posts to some of the sites, and already got some new visitors to my blog. It’s all about driving real/genuine traffic to your blog!!! I can’t stress this enough…if people can’t find your website…they will never come to your website. So get this and use it. In extra fairness, you may want outsource the setting up the social media platforms they have listed. Or you may want to do it yourself. It’s up to you…but either way. This is a must have!!!

 

 

Internet marketing is not as hard as you think. Way too many people are doing it successfully. Now I’ve tried this before with a just a simple blog platform. It was cumbersome (like going a date with a cheap person.) I couldn’t easily add affiliate marketing links and banners. After I paid for hosting, I had to pay for better looking themes…and blah blah blah. It’s like hanging out with your ex’s parents at a shut-in. Plus I had no one/no support structure/no built in training. I threw in the towel!!!

Then I found Kalatu Premium blogging system. It had the training, learning, the support, the community. People I could connect with… and I was like okay. So I’ve now posted my 16 blog in the last 2-3 weeks. I’ve had over 1500 people look at my Facebook fan page. I’ve connected with some great people… and I learned of a new tool to help me push out my blog…that I am now sharing with you. Not to mention, I have a full time job, I also teach indoor cycling 4 days a week, a league bowler, taking swimming lessons so that I can get scuba diver certified, plus I volunteer in my community. Plus, I have to see my mamma back home several times year. Do I sound like I have time to figure this stuff out on my own, and expect to win at this new game? Exactly. Yes, it’s hard work. It’s not get rich quick/easy. Now the question is will you use these tool or something similar to get yourself to where you want to be?  That’s all that really matters.Let me know your thoughts/comments/feedback in the Facebook box below. If you want to stay connected you can connect with me on Facebook. And if you want to stay inspired and motivated, sign up for my blog. I am learning/sharing as I am going.

 

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Earl

4 Blogging Hacks That Can Generate Leads To Your Business

We all live  in a very fast paced and crazy world. We are all coming and going. One day at some magical moment in time, we’ve decided to stop…and say “where in the heck am I going?” “What am I doing?” We’ve all said it. Some of us go, “oh never mind.” While some of us, “Gee, I need to do something about this.” The moment we make that decision we then search the internet far and wide for a new business idea, a new yoga pose, or when will Lionel Richie release a new album. At some point in the search for the “golden nugget” we start a business of some sorts. In that process we happen to discover we need a blog! Not just any blog, a blog that generates business for us…so that we never have to be in rush hour traffic or sitting on a bus next to a person with horrible body order. Now come the part of how do we generate leads with this blog. How do we get to place where we can, stop, slow down, and find our own rhythm? We want to connect with folks and get them to do business with us.  Let’s start with first…
  1. Who is Your Audience?

    The key to getting leads to your business is knowing who is your audience? You’ve got to know whom you are trying to reach. Are you trying to reach the awesome stay at home moms, or the 20-30 year old? Or are you looking for other work from home types like yourself? The blogs that perform well are blogs that target a specific group of people. This is basically marketing 101. Herbal Life, Amazon, Bob Proctor, etc doesn’t target people outside of their target market…neither should you with your blog.

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  2. What is Your Message?

    Once you’ve identified your target market, you’ve got to create content that appeals to that group. For example, if you are tennis pro-shop, your content should not only include information on the products you sale, it should also include tips and tricks on improving the backhand, the serve, the forearm, or exercise tips for tennis players. You must add value to your blog readers’ experience. Your blog should be seen as the authority on tennis, which means your pro-shop is the place to come to for right equipment, fit, etc. This establishes your business as an authority on the subject, which separates you from the competition.  As I said in my previous post, blogging is a must.

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  3. Always Ask For Their Email!

    Once you’ve decided to target tennis players. Then you create content and value around tennis, the tennis equipment, exercise for tennis players, etc. Always ask for their name and email address! Once you get a name and email,  you get to stay connected with your leads. You can send them updates on your blog. You can send updates on any sales, promotions, or special events. This will allow you to deepen that relationship with the client. People want to connect and feel like they are special, and apart of something! So create that for them with value content on your blog, and keeping them up to date.

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  4. Connect On Social Media – Call To Action

    I can’t say this enough. Look at the multi-billion dollar players in the market… everything is directed to social media. As such, your blog must have links to share to social media. Make it easy for your readers to share with their friends on just about any social media out there. Most companies only focuses on Facebook. Pinterest, Twitter, and Google Plus. Always ask your readers to share your blog posting. Like a good bottle of wine, people love to share! Make it easy for them to do… as it will only bring new readers/leads to your blog. That’s the goal to get leads, and turn them into sales!

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These 4 simple blogging hacks are really easy and simple to implement. Make them apart of your social media marketing strategy on a consistent and daily basis. It doesn’t matter if your business is a dry cleaner or small tailor shop down on Main Street. What matters is that you are connecting with people, getting their emails, and creating a relationship with folks that turns into sales. People always buy from folks they know and like. If you don’t know where to start, or don’t have a blog/blogging system, then click here to to learn more.

Earl

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A Role on the Concrete – 5 Things I’ve Learned From Falling Off My Bike

What would you do if you were on a 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles California? Of course you would have a blast, make great friends, and take lots of photos. Imagine you are coasting along and in your zone. You are singing one of your favorite songs, like Adele “Rolling In the Deep.” You are at mile 62 of 109, about to make a left turn. Mind you, it’s been raining and the roads are wet. You’ve ridden in the snow and rain before, you’ve got this. As you lean to make that left turn, all of sudden the $3000 bike you own slides one way, and you continue to slide through the intersection…as you are about to hit that note…”rolling in the deep..” Your fall was so graceful you got the attention of a fire truck crew that was 1 mile away. What would you do?

It was my first AIDS LifeCycle in 2011 and here’s what I did. I stopped singing and was like… Oh *&(& did I ruin my new bike shorts and my bike. Yes, that was me. Just minding my own business, singing my little heart out. Just enjoying being one with the strawberry fields, waving at the people who makes it possible for me to enjoy them at my local grocer. It was blissful. Then I fell…and got shipped off to some ER room in some part of California, that to this day I know nothing about. (I did pay the bill owed as they were not part of my network.) This was small rural town America. This is happened in a place where my $3000 bike is a huge luxury and I had no idea where I was. The only thing I knew I was alive, I had very little cell phone battery left (since then I have several battery packs I take with me on long trips) and my mother was thousands of miles away.

Needless to say, I was not in the mood to be cute and civil. Yet, in the end that crash taught me some things about me, that to this day… I look back on that crash and go “who would have ever thought.” I still have the battle scars. Battle because it was “me against me”  in the tango Maurine.

  1. It’s not what happens, but how you respond to what happens that really matters. Yes, it sound very corny and freakish. It’s a powerful truth. I can’t control the weather. I can’t control the people driving the cars, or if the roads are smooth, or if Patti LaBelle releases a new album. What I can control is how I respond and process the situation. We can either choose to find the light and make a bee line for it, or stay in the shadows. It wasn’t easy, but this Caroline went towards the light. I’m so glad I did…as everyone was trying their hardest to take care of me. The faster I got to the light the easier it was for people to come in and what they do best – love them some Earl. Keep it cool…and watch how you respond to things.
  2. The power of community is huge and so powerful. It would take a nuclear bomb to stop the power of a combined community. Something magical happens when people come together for a common goal. When people found out what happened they wanted to do something, they wanted to make sure I was okay. People offered what they could from a hug, to helping with my tent, to carrying my bags, etc…just to give my body some time to heal.  Life is so much easier to deal with when you have the power of a community behind you. No one is a success all by themselves. Try ordering a combo number 4 at McDonald and the place is closed. We can only do so much by ourselves!!!11053418_935484953163511_489456602701135385_n
  3. Once you are apart of a community, you’ve got to let people do their part.  Man, I am telling you it was hard for me to let people help me. Yes, everyone was loving and so forth…but I was like. “I am grown. I got this.” I was only fooling myself and blocking my blessings.  One the nurses just wasn’t having it. She saw right through me. That pretty lady looked me in the face, and said…”stop being a bitch and let people be there for you.” We laughed..and she was right. It was a hard pill to swallow…as I was so independent. I’m still independent, now I just have “Team Earl. I’ve gotten more things accomplished simply by allowing people the be there for me. Let people love you and be there for you. For some stupid reason we bite the hand that is trying to feed us. Stop it!!! Get feed and go take a nap.
  4. Find the good, it is always there!! Since I couldn’t ride the on day 3, I was on the bus headed to the next camp site. While on that bus, I met a mom and her daughter…they were amazing people with big lives. They flew from Germany to make sure we cyclist had what we needed. I was just moved and touched by their love and generosity. I even met a young man who started The Stigma Project. His story was amazing. Checkout their Facebook page and learn more about them. Chris’ story really helped me to see their is always good in everything. Yeah there’s pain and suffering; and when peel back the onion layers, there’s the good right in the center. His story moved me. I found the good in my fall, the situation, some other things in my world prior to the ride, etc. It was like the shades on the window just fell off, and the light came in and gave the room life.
  5. Finally after connecting and talking with folks, going through the whole emotional roller coaster it finally hit me like a brick. We get to chose how  we will play the hand we are dealt with. In card games, (Uno, Spades, Poker, etc) you get a good hand and sometimes bad hand. Either way you play to win. (Now granted some folks aren’t good card players… they do the best they can. We all do.)  The way the card hand looked to me, I played the Ace when I fell. It could have been a lot worse. Then I played a few spades and got a few books.  In the end it doesn’t matter. Why, because I stayed in the game and played to win. I got back on the bike on day 4, 5, 6, and 7.  I won the card game. Not only that I’ve been back a few more times!11119432_10205967798609193_5226776820701719437_n

This blog was about the lessons I’ve learned from either a movie, friends (way too many lessons there) event, etc. I chose this one because I still carry the battle wounds as a constant reminder that I am in more control over my actions, thoughts, feelings, emotions, etc…and that I must allow people to be there for me…and more importantly play to win. A lot has changed since that fall in 2011. I’ve worked with personal coaches, learned how to ride a motorcycle, started blogging, got back into the game of network marketing, went a few dates, hell I’ve even signed up for scuba diving lessons.  Plus I am now a group fitness instructor, and I volunteer for AIDS LifeCycle as a training ride leaders. Finally, my cycling has gotten so much better and stronger. One could say, “he’s played his cards well.”

Take care!

Earl
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How To Win In Network Marketing – Top 3 Tools That Will Help You To Win

Regardless of whatever network marketing/direct sales program you belong to, you’ve probably have already realized that talking to family/friends may not be working for you. You may also find that just asking co-workers/bowling buddies, people at the park to join your gig is also a challenge. Well, there is another way to win at this thing call network marketing/direct sales. There are 3 top tools out there to help people like you and me – finally get the results we want and win at this game.  Let’s take a look.
  1. Blogging!!!!

    When I started my multi-level marketing ventures, I had no idea what I was doing. I was told to talk to my friends and family first. Talk to everyone I know about the business. Let’s be frank…why would I talk to people about a network marketing business while sipping on cosmos. Not to mention who wants to be that family member that running around the Thanksgiving dinner table talking about their HerbalLife ventures and meetings. Just the thought of it sounds so boring and hideous. People have enough drama in their family without the added support of some get rich thing. Man that’s the wrong attitude to have!!!!!

    Here’s what I’ve discovered now that I’ve decided to combine my passion for group fitness and training with a company like HerbalLife. Every business shouts their name(s) from the mountaintops. Can you name a successful business that does not toot their own horn every chance they get? Can you think of one successful business, even a small local business that does not shout out from the mountaintops about their business and what they can do for folks? Well, I can… all those who are out of business. Let’s be frank, marketing is huge and important. One of the cheapest ways to promote any business, especially network marketing is “blogging!” Dude, Dudeet, blogging gives any business street cred!

    Like totally – yes freaking way. I am just as shocked as you are! Blogging is cheap, in some cases free, and has the potential to reach millions who could completely turn your business and life around in a second. Tell you what. Here’s a challenge go to the website of every company you love…and find the link to their blog. If the big boys/girls are doing blogging, then so must you and I. (This is the best peer pressure.  The one that makes us grow, learn, and become better for it. This ain’t that crazy stuff we all did in 5th grade and get our butts tore up by our parents.) We must tell more than parent(s) about our business. Aren’t we in business to help people to reach their goals?  The next time you drive down the street, notice the business signs you see. How are potential buyers suppose to find the business without a sign? How are your potential customers suppose to find you without a sign (blog?) If you are in any business and you don’t have a blog go get one or several! Write about whatever you want… and watch it change your business!!!!

    Click Here to Learn More About Blogging!!!!

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  2. Social Media

    Like I said…uhm back in the day, I was not going to talk to my friends and family about my previous network marketing events while we are doing whatever. Like why would I? That was such the wrong attitude and approach, especially when they were talking to me about all of their business drama. Of course me with my masters degree from Webster University I was all to willing to be a sounding board. And I must admit…gave some good suggestions. Hey, Webster gave me a good education.

    Here’s what I’ve recently discovered. Everyone and anyone who is running a successful business use social media. Look at a Amazon!!! They leverage the heck out of social media! Another challenge for you…if you think I am kidding. Open up another internet browser tab and go to your bank’s website. Look for the social media links. Now go to your favorite secret website. Did you notice their social media links? Now go to Amazon’s website and look at their social media. Do you see a pattern?

    I can hear it now…but they have huge operating budgets. So what! Facebook is free for and we can leverage the heck out of it. We can post our blogs to our pages… we can talk about our favorite things…etc. We can do it. We are already doing when we post crap about being at the grocery store with Peggy, Barbara, and Susan who doesn’t like Barbara because she’s got to squeeze the tomatoes every time she in the grocery store. Even our favorite recording artists and movie stars leverage social media. Even the FBI use them!!! So if it’s good enough for them…then why not for you and I?

    If you need help with this stuff…which I did and getting…and now sharing with you, then click the link in the photos. Hell invest in your own success… and make your own dreams come true. Aren’t we worth it?

    Click Here to Learn More About Social Media

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  3. MindSet

    Finally, we must change our mindsets about working for ourselves. As I’ve shared, my attitude towards my network marketing businesses was not on level or point, especially when I look at my performances in my sales career. I’ve produced over 100% of quota for years! That attitude I had toward my network marketing ventures would have never gotten me where I am today, nor the level clients.  In the day to day job I have call customers, set appointments, cold call, talk about what the bank and I can to do make life easier for them.

    My first straight only commission sales job, I walked the streets and passed out flyers for home security systems in neighborhoods that were not friendly to black people! One my biggest home security sales came from a customer who said, “My dog normally barks and growls at colored folks.” Yes, I sold that client almost $500 in extra alarm equipment, while sipping on sweet ice-cold ice tea and playing fetch with their vicious dog in their living room. The key was my mindset. It was all about making their lives easier. How can I show them a level of protection that eases their minds, while being cost effective? It never occurred to me I was in the middle of no-where and it was after 6pm. Nor did it occur to me that I could drive all that way and lose the sale. It just never entered my mind. When I sit down with a customer, all I focus on is helping them win at their game. It is all about mindset. To win at anything your mind has to be right.

    I have read many books on selling… and none of it transferred over to my own network marketing businesses until recently. Now that I’ve got coaching, support, and some help…things are clicking and connecting.  We’ve got to get our mindset from “employee” to “employer” and that takes some doing, training, and coaching. I’ve been in business to business sales long enough to tell you – a lot companies go out of business because they run their company as if they are still an employee. Change your mindset!!!

    Click Here to Learn More About MindSet

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At the end of the day, we all want to win. We want what we want…and we have to find a way to get it legally. If you want to win at your business, take it to the next level, or learn some better ways to attract clients by levering the power of a blog and social media; then click the links to get some tools that can make a difference for you and your business. The time is going to fly by whether you make a change in this aspect of your life and business… the only question is which side of time do you want to be on.